Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle from Whole Foods Tribeca. This is a deep dark brown one, almost wanting to call it black in the glass and it has a nice big and really lasting brown chocolate top. Chocolate is the best word I can use to describe the aroma on this. It smells absolutely fantastic chocolaty and sweet. Milky chocolate blended with the darker more bitter kind and it has cocoa tones as well. I’m stunned how this brewer manages to hit that accurate good-spot in my nose time after time. It has lovely rich oily almost thick mouthfeel with a soft prickling carbonation level. Again, chocolate is the word here. Tastes like chocolate milkshake with a really good a pint of good grassy green hops. Smooth and so integrated flavors. A little bit of vanilla ice cream, chocolate, cocoa, mocha and coffee. Really stunningly nice this one! 20.06.2013
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet chocolate malt, hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium complex dark malt sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
DrSilverworm (8151) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle, thanks to Mike L. Bottled December, 2012. Shared with tmoney99. Dark brown color. Good thin light brown head. Nice dots of lace. Bigger body. Lighter, crisp, lightly soft carbonation, with a more dry finish. Good chewiness to the body. Nice bigger bitter hoppy taste, light sweetness. Very hoppy, for a porter.. Some resin, pine, spicy and citrus hops. Big bitter very dark chocolate, light roast, some oats. Just a very light bite to the taste, is the only fault I can find for this. Excellent malt profile, and a nice big healthy dose of quality American hops. Great hoppy bitter dark chocolatey porter.
Slipstream (2188) - USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big, persistent head rests atop this dark brew. There is a good deal of complex coffee and malt flavor, and a dash of something sharp in the finish. A very fine porter.
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a big frothy head that fades very slowly and leaves some webbing. Aroma is creamy chocolate, roasted malt, musty hops, and light ash. Taste is creamy and hoppy. Bitter chocolate, light roast, and grassy hops. Thick, chewy, and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, it’s solid but a little too creamy and thick for me to love.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and lots of leafy hops. Flavour’s the same, lots of leafy hops and roasted malt, with a big bitter finish -- simple but pleasant. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get some chocolate up front as well as some roasted malt. There is also a strong smoke character with a bit of ash coming through. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Halftime Beverage. Dark brown, red hues, tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, some light mint. Taste is similar, roasty/hops flavor.
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 6 months old. Black pour with brown highlights, massive tan head and super lacing. Aroma is chocolate, burn toast with a subdued grassy background. Taste is roasted grain, chocolate and earthy hops. Silky and puffy mouthfeel which makes it highly drinkable. Great porter, tasty and easily drinkable. I’d be curious to try fresher for a more intense hop presence.
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with wingman DW at Tony’s, from the Beer Shop LTD, 20/05/13.
Mid black with a mahooosive tan head.
Nose is little subdued, roast malt, grain, dark toffee notes.
Taste comprises a good mineral bite, hop backnotes, touch of chocolate, light roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roasty finish with a hoppy bite.